This whole equalization mess for Harper doesn't seem to be going away. Even though many seats aren't at stake in the two main provinces, it's an unneeded headache. There are a couple of pretty good quotations that should be heeded:
"People are developing the opinion that Harper broke his promise to Saskatchewan to win favour in Quebec," Calvert said.
"Calvert said British Columbia's Liberal premier Gordon Campbell, and Conservative Alberta premier Ed Stelmach, have also expressed their support."
Even though I don't expect some major shock into the western conservative base, Harper better protect his base. If I were Dion, I'd blow this up as much as possible.